Ras designed Ras Portraits as a concise introduction to a particular artist's recordings for the label. Since the information behind Ras releases is always shady, it's difficult to discern the origin of tracks on Ras Portraits, but the disc is one of the better collections of Mighty Diamonds material that Ras has released, and listeners curious about their albums for the label should start here. It should not, however, be seen as a definitive introduction to their music in general. Among the featured tracks on the Mighty Diamonds' Ras Portrait are "Gone Bad," "Body Guard," "Posse Are You Ready," "Corrupt Cop," "Anti-Crack," "This Time," "Putting on the Ritz," "Kick Up Rumpus" and "Gold Digger."
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine